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The Weather
Light snow, rising tempera-
ture in the west and south to-
day; tomorrow rain.


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Drunk With Power . ..
The Need For
County Home Rule .. .



Abbott In
Row With
Muysken s
Professor Calls National
Commiteemani Betrayer
Of Democratic Party
Says He Gave Vote
To Gov.Fitzgerald
Group Attempts To Force
Abbott To Resign Post
As 'Old Guard' Leader
The political feud between Prof.
John H. Muyskens of the speech de-
partment and National Democratic
Committeeman Horatio J. Abbott was
plunged into its second round yes-
terday, with Muyskens, as head of
an anti-Abbott group in the State
Democratic party, flooding the State
and Washington with lithographed
copies of documents alleged to be cor-
respondence of Abbott's proving that
he had "betrayed" his party in the
1934 elections by voting for Gov.
Frank D. Fitzgerald, then Republi-
can candidates in the gubernatorial
(Pictures of the letter are printed
on page two).Ag
The letter circulated by Muyskens
purported to be Abbott's answer to
a letter written him Dec. 10, 1934 by
Raymond F. Horton, '1E, Ypsilanti
highway engineer.
In Abbott's reply he is credited with
having said:
'Voted For Governor-Elect'
"To be very candid with you, I'
must say that the election in Novem-
ber was not entirely a disappoint-
ment to me, because I voted for the
Governor-elect myself, although he
is not on my ticket."
The University proessor hinted at
another shot in his political locker,
consisting of affidavits signed by Earl
L. Paige and Nelson K. Bankson of
Port Huron, dated Sept. 21, 1935,
quoting Abbott as saying to them at
that time: "Lacy could have won
by a large majority ten days before
the election, but we beat him in the
last ten days."
Muyskens said last night that the
plans of his group were to leave the
Democratic nomination for Senator
blank in the primaries, in order that
Senator James Couzens, now serving
in the Senate as a Republican, might
enter the final election as Democratic
Stating that he understood Abbott
would probably run for Senator in
the primaries rather than have the
position uncontested, Muyskens as-
serted that in that eventuality he
would run against Abbott himself.
"I believe this is a Democratic year
in the state, and I believe I could be
nominated and elected," he comment-
ed. "Senator Couzens is the best
Democrat in the state, and Abbott
the best Republican."
Group Plans Slate
The anti-Abbott group is plan-
ning to present the following Demo-
cratic slate in the primaries: Rep.
Prentiss M. Brown, St. Ignace, na-
tional committeeman; Couzens, sen-
ator; Frank Murphy, high commis-
sioner of the Philippines, governor;
and Leo J. Nowicki, Wayne County
drain commissioner, lieutenant-gov-
"Anyone who would steal private
correspondence and publish it would
break into your house at night and

assassinate your family," Abbott
countered last night. "I'm paying
no attention to all this, and ten days
from now the whole thing will be
forgotten. I supported Lacy in the
campaign, and fulfilled my party
duty, but what I did with my vote is
my own personal business." He de-
clined to comment on which way he
had actually voted.
In response to the rumor that he
would run for Senator himself if
Muyskens filed for nomination, Ab-
bott said, "I don't expect to, al-
though I'm being urged to." He de-
nied ever having said that he "beat
Lacy in the last ten days" before the
gubernatorial election two years ago.
Mr. Abbott's memory faltered when
(Continued on Page 2)
Mark Anniversary
Of Sigma Delta Chi

Has Faith In Nation, State, Republicans

Osborn, Vigorous At 76, Lauds
Character.Of Republican Party
Former Governor Praises "Roosevelt probably could beat him
in a race for the Presidency, but
Ruthven For ReinmjectingTalmadge could win easily the gov-
'Spiritual Values' ernorship of Georgia."
President Ruthven's greatest work
By FRED WARNER NEAL in the University in Governor Os-
As full of fight and vigor as when born's opinion, is "putting back spirit-
he was the stormy petrel of Michi- ua lvalue in .education. After Angell,
gan politics 25 years ago, former- there was no spiritual emphasis on
governor Chase Salmon Osborn last things here," the former governor
night expressed his faith in Michi- and Regent of the University declared.
gan, the United States and the Re- (Continiued on Page 2)
publican party.
Michigan's greatprogressive elder Uitiizens Ceek
statesman, miner and scientist, who
has been out of the swirl of things C sh M e
for many years, was in a good mood T M e
after his eloquent address at the Re
Alumni Club banquet, and with a Slash In Relef
broad grin and in a hearty voice for
all his 76 years, he disclosed his
opinions on politics, .,education and Group Asks For Money
student life.
"The Republican party," Governor To Offset Reduction In
Osborn asserted, "has more character Welfare Funds
today than it has had in a long time. }
Michigan of course should be, at In an effort to forestall any suf-
least officially, for Vandenberg. And I
Vandenberg is a splendid man. fering which may result from reduc-
"But Knox," he continued, "would tion of welfare funds by the State,
make a better running candidate. I the Ann Arbor Citizens' Council will
would like to see Frank Knox be I present a petition to Prof. Walter C.
president. I brought him to Michi- Sadler, president of the Common
gan. But maybe Borah really has Council, this morning asking that he'
a h call a special meeting of the Council
the real stuff. I think he certainly ,
has a chance. sufficient money to meet the emer-
"What do I think about Michigan gency until a satisfactory program
politics?" Governor Osborn repeat- is adopted.
ed the question with a twinkle in his The action came as a result of the
eye. "It's Republican, of course. And announcement by Charles Wagg,
it is one of the best governed states county welfare commissioner, that
in the Union. unless the Common Council took ac-
"Roosevelt? Well, Roosevelt is a tion before Saturday, more than 200
splendid man. I like and admire him "employable" cases would be cut from
as a friend. But I always think of the direct relief roll. The CouncilI
him as more of a dilettante gentle- in its meeting March 5 voted against
man than as a president." appropriating additional funds to
He ridiculed the idea that, despite take care of those now on relief.
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Iowans Picked
To Score Upset
Powerful Hawkeye Squad
May Give Coach Mann's
Natators Close Race
Kasley Is Favorite
In Breast-Stroke
Select Wolverine Divers
To Score Clean Sweep In
Low-Board Event
MINNEAPOLIS, March 12. - (Spe-
cial) - The usual prediction of Mich-
igan against the field has been altered
this year and experts here are picking
Michigan against Iowa in the annual
Big Ten swimming meet. The cham-
pionships will open tomorrow after-
noon with the diving preliminaries at
the University of Minnesota natato-
rium in the Sports House .
For the first time in six years Coach
Matt Mann's squad, defending Big
Ten and national champions and win-
ners of nine out of the last ten Confer-
ence titles, is entering the meet with
many observers confident that the
Wolverines are due for a drubbing
and that the Iowa natators are the
swimmers to upset Michigan's per-
ennial title-winners. In their only
meeting of the year the Varsity de-
feated the Hawkeye team, 43 to 41.
Jack Kasley, Michigan's junior
breast-stroker, is the only returning
champion and appears certain of suc-
cessfully defending his title in the
200-yard breast-stroke with Gus
Horschke of Northwestern offering
what competition he will receive.
Kasley is also the only member of
Michigan's 1935 championship med-
ley-relay team back this year but with
Harry Rieke showing remarkable im-
provement in the back-stroke and
Mowerson swimming the free-style
leg, the Varsity is favored to retain
the title in this event.
Coach Dave Armbuster of Iowa has
developed a powerful squad built
around five All-Americans of last
year and a group of outstanding soph-
omore talent. The all-Americans in-
clude Adolf Jacobsmeyer, sprint and
distance star; Dick Westerfield, jun-
ior back-stroker; Arn Christen, diver;
and Wilbur Wehmeyer and Jack Sieg,
sprinters. In addition to these con-
tenders the Hawkeyes will have Ray
Walters, a sensational sophomore, fa-
vored to win the 50-yard free-style
Danny Zehr, Northwestern's sopho-
more back-stroker who competed in
the 1932 Olympics at Los Angeles,
ranks with Kasley as an outstanding
individual performer and is picked to
take the 150-yard back-stroke with
(Continued on Page 2)
Sen. Holt Brands
WASHINGTON, March 12. - (P) -
Senator Rush Dew Holt, (W. Va.
Dem.), told the Senate today that
Harry L. Hopkins' report on the West
Virginia Works Progress Administra-
tion "contained more lies per square
foot than any other report in the
history of the United States."
Holt charged that Hopkins' in-
vestigators had "whitewashed" the
conduct of the State WPA program
and that Hopkins used "enough

whitewash to make a center line'
from the City of Charleston, W. Va.,
to Washington."

Reports Slight Decline
In Campbell's Condition
The conditionof Prof. Oscar
James Campbell, ill in New York
City with pneumonia, took a slight
turn for the worse last night, it ap-
peared from a telegram sent to
The Daily from Murray Hill Hos-
Professor Campbell, who left the
English department here last se-
mester to take a post in Columbia
University, was reported Monday
as "much better."
The wire, signed by Professor
Campbell's physician, Dr. A. Tur-
el, read: "Still seriously ill. Con-
dition unchanged."
Hitler's Latest
Act Is Slosson's
Chosen As Third Speaker
In New Lecture Series
Sponsored By Union
Prof. Preston W. Slosson of the
history department, speaking on "The
Crisis on the Rhine," will present the
third discussion of a timely topic in
the new series recently sponsored by
the Union, Rush Bowman, '37, Union
executive councilman, announced last
Professor Slosson will speak Sun-
day afternoon at 4 p.m. in Room 316
at the Union. "The rising popularity
of the series may bring indications
that this room would not be large
enough," Bowman stated, "and if
there is a change made, announce-
ment will be carried in The Daily."
Large student groups have attend-
ed the opening addresses given in
this series, Union councilmen point-
ed out. Dean Henry Bates of the Law
School opened the series with a dis-
cussion of recent Supreme Court ac-
tion in declaring the constitutional
status of government measures. Last
Sunday Dr. John Stanton of the his-
tory department explained conditions
underlying the present tense situa-
tion in the Orient.
"It is the plan of the Union to
bring before the student body every
week an authority on a topic that is
attracting national attention," Bow-
man stated. The series will be con-
tinued during April and May to the
end of the semester, and it is the
hope of student officials that the talks
will establish precedent for the an-
nual presentation of a series of dis-
cussions by faculty men.
16-Year-Old Boy Is
Held ForRobbery
A 16-year-old boy is being held
in the county jail today on a charge of
robbery armed after he was captured
by the attendant of a gasoline sta-
tion at the corner of N. Division and
Beakes Streets.
The prisoner, George Smith, of
Garden Homes subdivision, entered
the station last night and held up
the attendant, Lawrence F. MacOm-
ber, '29, and Harry Teachworth,.1667
Broadway. Keeping them covered, he
took $5 in one-dollar bills from the
cash register and then fled.
MacOmber seized his gun and fol-
lowed, chasing Smith for about two
blocks and then fired twice in the air.
Smith immediately dropped to the
ground and begged for mercy.
STILLWATER, Okla., March 12. -
(/P) - Mrs. J. W. Covey, of Poteau,
Okla., 61 years old, has enrolled in
Oklahoma A. & M. College for a cor-
respondence course in Oklahoma his-

tory. -

New Russian Pact
Ratified By French
PARIS, March 12. - ()- France
struck back at German remilitariza-
tion of the Rhineland tonight with
overwhelming Senate ratification of
the mutual defensive treaty with So-
viet Russia.
This pact demands, should Ger-
many and France go to war, that Rus-
sia's army of more than a million
shall also march against the Reich.
Reichsfuehrer Hitler based his de-
nunciation of the Locarno Treaty
upon the Franco-Soviet pact, then
already ratified by the Chamber of
Deputies, claiming that by it France
violated terms of the Locarno agree-
Chase Osborn,
Rutfiven Speak
At Tower Rally
Former Governor Gives
$1,000 For Memorial
To Marion L. Burton
Chase S. Osborn, past governor of
Michigan and former regent of the
University, and President Alexander;
G. Ruthven spoke to more than 250
alumni last night at the annual stag
banquet of the local University Club
to get the city "Builder of the Tow-
er" campaign off to a flying start.
Climaxing his speech with the an-
nouncement of a personal gift of $1,-
000 to be used for the Tower fund,
Mr. Osborn heralded the success of
the drive and eugolized Dr. Marion
L. Burton, president of the University
from 1921-25, after whom the tower
is named.
Tells History Of Tower
President Ruthven related the his-
tory of the Charles Baird Carillon and
the plan for building of the Tower
stating that "it may be predicted with
certainty that we, the builders of the
Tower, will be envied in the future
for we will have the satisfaction of
knowing that we are, day by day
throughout our lives and far beyond,r
'scattering the seeds of heavenly flow-

Hitler Threat To Call Off
Substitute Peace Plans
Increases Alarm

Four Powers Join
In Indicting Reich
'Situation Is Desperately
Grave,' British Sources
Say Of Developments
LONDON, March 12.-(P)-France
demanded that "the whole Rhineland
be absolutely evacuated" of German
troops tonight after four former
World War allies, meeting in one of
the gravest conferences since 1914,
indicted the Nazi Government as a
violator of the Locarno and Versailles
treaties. The unyielding French po-
sition was proclaimed in the face of
Adolf Hitler's refusal of a British plea
that he withdraw all but a few of the
"France will not negotiate with
Germany as long as the status quo
ante is not restored," a French
spokesman declared. He said now
that Great Britain, Italy, Belgium
and France had found Germany
guilty of treaty violation, it is up
to the League Council to discuss pun-
ishment and steps to be taken."
Threaten Diplomatic Relations
He voiced the demand even as Hit-
ler thundered from a rostrum at
Karlsruhe in the remilitarized area:
"I assure you nothing, absolutely
nothing, will induce us to renounce
this regained sovereignty over the
Rhineland zone!"
The French spokesman indicated
diplomatic ruptures of all League
powers with Germany might be the
first punishment meted out if Ger-
many refuses to accept the verdict
of Locarno powers and a forthcoming
one by the League of Nations Council
which will meet here Saturday.
An impasse in the threatening sit-
uation was apparent.
France demands that all troops be
withdrawn - Hitler has refused such
a proposal and threatened to with-
draw the substitute peace plans he
advanced last Saturday in denounc-
ing Locarno unless Germany's sov-
ereignty, including the right to move
troops, is respected.
Alarm Expressed
An authoritative Biritish source
called this threat "an absolute bomb-
shell" making the "situation now des-
perately grave."
Because of the new German pro-
nouncement, the British were report-
ed swinging toward the French atti-
tude and away from their middle-
of-the-road conciliatory policy.
The remaining Locarno Treaty
members -Britain, France, Belgium
and Italy-voted that the moving of
troops into the.demilitarized Rhine-
land "constituted a clear violation of
Articles 42 and 43 of the Versailles
Treaty and the Locarno Pact."
Peace Distant
In New York's
Service Strike
LaGuardia's Plan Forced
Down, Stopping Truce
Plans Temporarily
NEW YORK, March 12.-(P)-A
hoped-for peace before nightfall in
New York's twelve-day-old building
service strike failed to materialize
late today when Mayor LaGuardia,
flying here from Washington for an-
other conciliation conference, was
forced down by fog at Camden, N. J.
As a result, William D. Rawlings,
representative of the landlords, an-
nounced that his organization would
send no one to the City Hall for the
scheduled conference.
James J. Bambrick, union leader,
already had announced that his
group would not be represented be-

cause of landlord insistence that re-
employment of strikers was a matter
for arbitration.
"I wouldn't compromise that ques-
tion on any basis," said Bambrick.
He announced that the strike had

Powers Swinging
To France' s Side;
Reich Unyielding

Dr. Dean W. Myers, president of thet
University Club, presided over the;
meeting, and Charles A. Sink, presi-
dent of the music school acted as
toastmaster. The Varsity Glee Club,i
under the direction of Prof. DavidE
Mattern, also appeared on the pro-1
gram and sang a few numbers in-<
cluding some of the more popular
Michigan songs.
-~ Announce Results
Results of the city drive thus far,
although the intensive campaigning
does not start until today, were an-
nounced by the co-chairman of the
.committee in charge of the drive,
which is headed by Arthur W. Stace,
managing editor of the Ann Arbor
Daily News.
The totals up to 6 p.m. last night
were $10,752.07. From 96 pledges in
Ann Arbor $9,051 had been raised
and pledges outside Ann Arbor
amounted to $1,801.07.
The gift of $1,000 by Mr. Osborn
raised the total of the drive to $1,-
752.07, and but $13,247.93 remains to
be subscribed. The goal set by the
local club is. $25,000.
In June, 1935 Charles Baird, '95L,
voiced his great desire to give the
Carillon and it was accepted by the
Regents in their July meeting. Per-
mission to canvass the possibilities
of a Tower was also granted by the
The University of Michigan Club
offered to raise $25,000 of the $60,000
necessary for the Tower, and the Re-
(Continued on Page 2)
Scores Flee When.
Rivers Overflow
(By The Associated Press)
Hundreds of persons fled for their
lives when rain, melting snow and
swollen rivers combined to inundate
vast areas of the Northeast and
Middle West Thursday.
At least three Dersons perished

the recent Geor gia primary, Presi- The petition being presented, which
dent Roosevelt is more popular in is signed by 500 to 600 local citizens,
the south than Governor Eugene Tal- reads:
madge. Anid he should know, he "Wher'eas, the State has reduced
claims, because he was at his winter the amount allowed to the County
hermitage, 'Possum Poke in Possum Welfare Commission for care of fam-
Lane, Ga., at the time, and came up ilies in Ann Arbor beginning March
here just to make the speech last 15, 1936, and
night. "Whereas: As yet neither public
"Talmadge is a great man," he said- projects nor private industry have
- been able to offer sufficient jobs to
Hearst Joins Attack give employment to workers in these
families, and
On Black Committee "Whereas: it is not in the interest
of public welfare that any group ofi
citizens should be driven to despera-
WASHINGTON, March 12. - (1-) - tion by conditions over which they
A multiplication of legal difficulties have no control,
beset the Senate Lobby Committee "We, the undersigned, hereby pe-
tonight, with indications that addi- tition the City Council to call a spe-
tional court attacks upon its seizure cial meeting before March 14 in
of telegrams soon would be insti- order that funds be voted to meet
tuted. this emergency at once, pending de-
Informed quarters reported that velopment of a satisfactory relief
new efforts to injoin the productions program by the State, county and
of messages subpenaed by the com- city."

Classics Battle Modern Books
For Increased Student Interest

Kenneth Roberts might have been
correct in his Saturday Evening Post
article in 1932 which pictured Michi-
gan students as seriously "under-
read." But State Street booksellers
are definitely agreed that the pre-
valent campus appetite, whatever its
magnitude might be, is sharply divid-
ed between a taste for books still
smelling of printers ink and for an
entirely separate category of "clas-
The double-edged desire for the two
distinct classes of books has been
fostered in a hot bed culture created

its opinion that the course in modern{
novel, first offered two years ago by
the English department, was the ma-
jor incentive to the increased read-
ing of modern works.
Interest in foreign authors has been
attested by a growing demand for the
works of Zola, Turgenev, and Dostoe-
vesky, it was stated. Generally, how-
ever, a "Buy American" policy has
been adhered to even to the extent
of avoiding Ibsen as being "too mor-
One store found its "best sellers"
to be almost identical with the week-
(y national list prepared by the New
York Herald Tribune. Outstandingly

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